Working on installing a new OS for a friend on their Pixel 5 they just bought. This isn't a carrier phone.

When I go to developer settings the OEM option is greyed out. It suggests to connect to the internet or contact the carrier. I have the phone hooked up to wifi, so I do not believe that is an option. I have yet to put a SIM card in the phone.

I was wondering what is a work around to get the OEM disabled option available for a Pixel 5?

  • Does this answer your question? Bootloader wont unlock on Google Pixel 2 (G011A)
    – alecxs
    Commented Nov 11, 2021 at 20:39
  • you can install new OS by "Apply update from SD Card"
    – alecxs
    Commented Nov 11, 2021 at 21:33
  • @alecxs Little hesitant to do that. All the suggested instructions I am following to install grapheneOS successfully do not suggest that. Commented Nov 11, 2021 at 22:14
  • of course only google official ota.zip can installed from stock recovery/on locked bootloader
    – alecxs
    Commented Nov 11, 2021 at 22:49


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